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by aXL
Tue May 06, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wall?
Replies: 65
Views: 8496

Re: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wa

Tangerine Dream, from 1979 (Force Majeure) to 1988 (Livemiles).

Or if just for a single album, then Ultravox at Conny Plank's studio in 1981.
by aXL
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New synth from Nord coming :-P
Replies: 36
Views: 4477

Re: New synth from Nord coming :-P

A Nord Wave 2 would be nice. They recently took the first Wave out of production, and it would be a damn shame to not have a synth that could put their massive sample library to good use.
by aXL
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alan Tarney production / synths
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: Alan Tarney production / synths

walkathon wrote:Wonder what board that is behind 'em ...
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What nathanscribe said.

Also, my money says he has a DX7 in front of him.
by aXL
Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Speculation time!
Replies: 34
Views: 4973

Re: Speculation time!

Arturia Brute , 2VCO, 1VCF, 2LFO, 2ENV, BRUTE factor, Sequencer > 699$ Arturia Poly Brutal : 1VCO, 4-6 Poly, Unison, 1VCF, 1LFO, 2ENV, All new Brutal-Chorus, Arpeggiator >999$ Come on Arturia ! No picobrutes... The PolyBrutal looks a bit like a MonoPoly/Polysix on 'roids specwise. I think that is w...
by aXL
Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any Known Bands that used the Korg Poly 61?
Replies: 25
Views: 4898

Re: Any Known Bands that used the Korg Poly 61?

It might be the angle throwing me off a little, but it kinda looks like Frank Mertens of Alphaville (right) at least posed with a Poly-61 in this shot:
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by aXL
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Proph 08 Jump
Replies: 19
Views: 2225

Re: Proph 08 Jump

If I had a penny for every time the "lol how do i make jump" thread popped up here, I could buy me a GX1 and a house to fit the bugger in. </grumpyoldman> In all seriousness, though: I've stopped considering "Jump" as the be-all-end-all of OB-style synth brass. As a vague reference point, sure, but ...
by aXL
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Mellotron performances.
Replies: 28
Views: 3010

Re: Favorite Mellotron performances.

Will edit this and post YouTube vid once I get out of Berlin, but:

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - "Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)".

That is all.
by aXL
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many of you still have your first synth?
Replies: 103
Views: 8383

Re: How many of you still have your first synth?

I first bought a Roland JP-8080 with a Korg K61 controller. The latter is now in the bin because it broke, but the JP soldiers on. I've considered selling it on a few occasions, but I'm not sure I can ever bring myself to it. Right now I use it far too much to justify it.
by aXL
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Selling the Phatty for a Mopho?
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Selling the Phatty for a Mopho?

For about four years I've plodded around with a Little Phatty Stage II, which has a wonderful sound, but the interface is starting to get on my nerves. You know; push button X before changing the parameter with knob Y, et cetera ad nauseum. I find it a fantastic synth for bowel-breaking whole-note b...
by aXL
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Preloaded Perfect Presets
Replies: 27
Views: 2540

Re: Preloaded Perfect Presets

Like previously mentioned, the D-50 presets actually does a good job of displaying the intended capabilities of the synth. Some of them are even quite pleasant-sounding and usable in a lot of settings. The Prophet '08 also has quite a few well-made presets - some made to push the boundaries of the a...
by aXL
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hiding Wires and Cables
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Hiding Wires and Cables

It's probably a thread that pops up every now and again, but I need some quick advice. The state of the floor is now a pretty serious mess of cables, and I'm starting to get a little concerned about things like fire hazards (for some reason, the outlets in the main room, where I keep my gear, are no...
by aXL
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most physically attractive synths
Replies: 133
Views: 10502

Re: Most physically attractive synths

Speaking of bloody huge gear: Honourable mention - since it's not a synth, but an electric piano - goes to Yamaha again for this: http://www.cathedralstone.net/Pics/CP70B1.jpg If you put a hot-looking synth on the lid of this 'un, like a Prophet or an Oberheim, you automatically gain 9001 Awesome P...
by aXL
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most physically attractive synths
Replies: 133
Views: 10502

Re: Most physically attractive synths

No love yet for the big bodacious Oberheims? Like this : http://www.kollewin.com/EX/09-16-03/ob8_oberheim_midi.jpg I'll see your OB-8, and raise it with this bad boy: http://www.muzoborudovanie.ru/equip/studio/synth/ob/pict/obx.jpg And let us up the stakes even further: http://reedgors.home.xs4all....
by aXL
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Moog Little Phatty keyboard priority issue
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Moog Little Phatty keyboard priority issue

No, but never mind. Dug around and found out that the MIDI Setup was set to POLY: 1 of 1. Turned that off, and it worked like a charm!
by aXL
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Moog Little Phatty keyboard priority issue
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Moog Little Phatty keyboard priority issue

So, I don't know what happened, but I d**k around with the setting on the Moog every once in a while and occasionally, something stupid happens. This is one of those times, and it's getting quite frustrating. Thing is, I have a Moog LP Stage II with the recent firmware upgrade. A few days ago, I not...